There were some pretty impressive efforts at the Rosehill barrier trials on Friday, most notably from a former kiwi, who is now with Chris Waller. Find out down below who caught our eye the most.
Rosehill- Tuesday, July 7, Weather Fine, Track Soft 6.
Heat Two- Jitterbug (2nd):
Handy mare for Team Snowden who hasn’t raced since February. Best form is over staying trips, but she looked pretty sharp in this trial. Got out the back early and was beaten for speed, but despite wanting to lay in a touch, she hit the line very strongly to only go down narrowly. Pretty impressed by her work and looks set for a good campaign.
Heat Three- Storm System (1st):
Very impressive from this unraced son of Snitzel. Didn’t jump the best and settled in the second half of the field. Tim Clark then eased him to the extreme outside on the turn and he put the field away in a couple of strides. Clocked off once he hit the front, but he looked very sharp in winning and I’ll be keen to back him on debut.
Heat Four- Centre Pivot (1st):
Former Sam Kavanagh galloper now in the care of John Sargent and he looks to have come back to work in outstanding order. He settled in the 1/1 before Shinn eased him out on the turn. The runner up put a head on him, but once Shinn gave him a flick, he sprinted and sprinted brilliantly. He honestly wouldn’t look out of place in a Group l IMO.
Heat Five- Start Wondering (1st):
Whenever this horse resumes, just back him and back him with confidence because he is a beauty. Former kiwk who is now with Chris Waller and this was his first public appearance…just wow. It was ever so easy, bolting up in front and going to the line under a hold from Bowman to beat home Woodbine, a Group l performer. Clearly the best of the morning.